What is PBIS?
PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) is a school-wide approach to make schools safe and promote positive behavior.
We have identified some areas in our school and created posters to help remind student of how their behavior should look in these areas.
At MRS we believe that students learn positive behaviors just like they learn math, science and all the other subjects we expect them to master. PBIS is a system that helps students identify and show positive behaviors in areas of our school outside of the classroom. Drop by the school and visit with the teachers and staff about PBIS and how we are helping our students become the best they can be.
The climate is arctic. The daily minimum temperature drops below freezing 300 days a year. Temperature extremes range from a low of -56 to a high of 78 °F. Precipitation is light, at 5 inches per year. Snowfall averages 22 inches per year.
History, Culture and Demographics
A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community -- the Atqasuk Village. It is a traditional Iñupiat village. Subsistence activities are important to the lifestyle. The sale, importation, and possession of alcohol is banned in the village. According to Census 2010, there were 68 housing units in the community and 64 were occupied. Its population was 92.3 percent Alaska Native.
Facilities, Utilities, Schools and Health Care
The North Slope Borough provides the water, sewer, refuse, landfill, and other public services. Water is obtained from Imakruak Lake, treated, and piped into plumbed houses. Delivery to household water tanks is also available. The majority of homes and facilities and the school have running water and flush system. Electricity is provided by North Slope Borough Power and Lights Systems.
There is one school located in the community, Meade River School. The school has about 75 students, from preschool through twelfth grade. Atqasuk Health Clinic is a primary health care facility. Atqasuk is an isolated location it is part of the North Slope EMS Region. Emergency Services air access. Emergency service is provided by 911 Telephone Service volunteers and a health aide. Auxiliary health care is provided by Atqasuk Volunteer Fire Dept. (907-633-6814).
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|Doors Open: 7:30 am.|
|Start and End Times ~ (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.)|
|K3/K4||11:30 am - 2:30 pm|
|Kindergarten||8:30 am - 2:45 pm|
|1st - 6th Grades||8:30 am - 3:00 pm|
|7th - 12th Grades||9:00 am - 3:30 pm|
|Tutoring Hours: Established by Individual Teacher|
|Wednesday Early Release|
|K3/K4 & Kindergarten||Dismiss: 1:30 pm|
|1st - 6th Grades||Dismiss: 2:00 pm|
|7th - 12th Grades||Dismiss: 2:30 pm|
Elder: Angeline Kanayurak
Volunteer: Norman Westdahl
Elementary Student: Ekelan Itta
Middle School: Arlene Kanayurak
High School: Lily Ungarook
Teacher: Blessing Ihedioha
Staff: Paul Bodfish Jr.
Drop by the school and learn more about this awesome student!
Remodel News: Phase 1 of the remodel project for Meade River School is just about complete. The exterior of the building is complete. The siding of our building is beautiful, but can be easily dented so please be careful around the school and remind your children to respect and care for our building.
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We ask that everyone take the time to talk to our children about the dangers of thin ice around the lagoon in Utqiaġvik, as well as all bodies of water in the villages across the North Slope. Please remind children about he uncertainty of the thickness of the ice along with the danger in playing near the edge of the ice and what might happen if the ice breaks. Your help in reminding children about these dangers at this time of year is greatly appreciated!
Reports of cases of mumps, chickenpox, and measles have been made throughout Alaska. These are highly contagious diseases. Posters for prevention are being put at all of the schools. Information and the flyers can be accessed through this Public Service Announcement.
School days bring congestion on the roads and near schools: Yellow school buses are picking up their charges, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, hurried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It is never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present - especially before and after school.